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  1. secretvampire

    Beer: The kind somebody else (me?) sells

    Holy shit, we are getting a couple of months away from when we starting planning this second location. Yuck! 😐 We are getting close to opening, should be in the next 4-6 weeks. 170 year-old buildings suck, I will tell you that much! I'll update with pics when we have the opening and when we run our first show. Otherwise, we celebrated the 2nd anniversary of the first spot at the beginning of February, super-duper busy weekend and things continue to go well there. I still drink too much beer. Onward and upward! πŸ˜€
  2. Haven't really played any of the entries in this series since Gamecube (Melee) which I enjoyed immensely, since I don't really have friends around that play these kinds of games much. But I was always a sucker for the adventure mode and now online does open up playing with friends a bit. Had a bunch of Best Buy certs burning a whole in my pocket, so gonna give it a shot for $8!
  3. Oh hey, you're me like 2 weeks ago. The only thing that was suggested to me was a Pro Controller, but honestly, for SMO (which is all I have right now as well) the joy cons work great so I'm putting off purchase until I get other stuff like Breath of the Wild. SMO is fantastic, by the way!
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    New AV Receiver

    Hooked everything up last night, pretty painless. Calibration was easy, too. Does as advertised, passes the native 4k signals to my projector at 60fps when applicable. Yea! I will try a UHD with one of the newer codecs here shortly to test it out, also my Switch arrived today so time to try some Super Mario Odyssey!
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    The Retro Gaming bug

    Another interesting note I remember from my collecting days, the manuals were often in black and white vs. the originals being in color, besides the mentioned "MADE IN MEXICO" stamps.
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    The Retro Gaming bug

    Hahah! My stupid knowledge comes in handy, I remember these. They were not repros/bootlegs, they were official re-prints! https://lykos.net/majesco.html
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    New AV Receiver

    Picked up my receiver from Best Buy this afternoon, haven't had time to hook it up yet. But also realized this might be the first time I've ever(?) been able to buy my receiver at local retail, hah. The last two times, an Onkyo and a Denon, I had to buy them online because places like BB wouldn't carry the flagship-level lines and I wasn't going to pay straight up MSRP at now defunct "home theater" specialty stores, I was always having to get in through online AVS Forum dealers and such offering discounts so I could try to minimize the damage. Anyway, just a stupid observation. 😁
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    New AV Receiver

    The Sony STR-DN1080 reviews out very well for that segment so I pulled the trigger, will be very nice to stop swapping cables and enter the world of 2015 sound by having support for the advanced sound codecs. πŸ˜† Seriously, after so many years of a "respectable" receiver costing $1200 at a minimum it feels like I'm about to be sent a chintzy knock-off only paying $450, should last me for a couple of years though until the next big thing comes along.
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    New AV Receiver

    I won't lie, I've been tempted by the Sonys since I'm pairing it with my Sony 4k projector. I might go with the next model up since I need more inputs, but still only $450. I guess my exceptions are antiquated, the good units started at $1k minimum for the last 20 years and now that is no longer the case and $450 still seems like a good deal. 😁
  10. secretvampire

    New AV Receiver

    Good point. Anybody have any strong opinions about any of the receivers on this list? For reference, I currently have the Denon x4000 which is 5 years old. https://www.bestbuy.com/site/promo/cw-receiver-offers
  11. secretvampire

    New AV Receiver

    Ugh. I can’t wait another year for a solution, looks like I will have to look for something intermediary which I hate to do, but my setup is way too messy right now.
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    New AV Receiver

    Okay fellow nerds, has there been any news on new HDMI 2.1 receivers?
  13. Perfect, I inexplicably had forgotten about Super Mario Odyssey so that is where I will start. I'm currently playing through Horizon: Zero Dawn for my open-world fix, and at the glacial pace I make it through games these days, those two will keep me for a few months until I can grab Zelda or borrow it from my friend. Will do on the Pro controller. Any other exclusives on the indie front I should check out? Probably not, but thought I'd ask. I still stick to Steam for most indie titles due to the prices, unless it's stuff I get "free" through PS Plus.
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    Cutting the Cable Cord

    It really is an excellent service, I am very pleased after several months and have been actively recruiting others to switch. Yeah, as far as I can tell (and of course, I'm not some super power user) the DVR is unlimited and works great. My picture quality is awesome and I just have plain old cable internet service, even when we have two streams running at once. Access from my mobile devices has been flawless as well.
  15. Spur of the moment got a Switch in a BF deal for $240 out the door. I don’t even know what games I want? What games do I want? πŸ˜€ Cream of the crop only!